Auteur: Bruno, Kenny & Joshua Karliner
Sub titel: The Corporate Takeover of Sustainable Development
In the decade between the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, transnational corporations have cleverly co-opted the rhetoric of social and environmental responsibility. But we don't have to help them do it, and neither should the U.N. The United Nations may not be perfect, argue Kenny Bruno and Joshua Karliner, but in its principles and structure it has the potential to counter the WTO. However, with the unveiling of the Global Compact in 2000, the U.N. has given corporations the chance to declare their dedication to social and environmental responsibility without actually being held accountable for their actions. Earthsummit.biz contains 18 muckraking case studies of the ways corporate behavior contradicts corporate PR, as well as the complete texts of the Global Compact and its civil society counterpart, the Citizens Compact on the United Nations and Corporations.
2003, 170 pag., Euro 13
Food First Books, Oakland, ISBN 935028897
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